The Year In Books

It’d figure I finally have time and energy to update this thing and start keeping on top of things…and I can’t find the stupid calendar where I was marking what I read each day…dammit.

Book #63 (3/04/13): X-Necrosha, by craig Kyle, Christopher Yost, Zeb Wells, and Mike Carey. Art by Clayton Crain, Ibraim Roberson, Diogenes Neves, Kevin Sharpe, Laurence Campbell, Clay Mann, Yanick Paquette, Mike Norton, Alina Urusov, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Leonardo Manco, Kalman Andrasofszky, Mateus Santolouco, and Carlo Barberi. 448 pages.

Book #63 (3/04/13): X-Necrosha, by craig Kyle, Christopher Yost, Zeb Wells, and Mike Carey. Art by Clayton Crain, Ibraim Roberson, Diogenes Neves, Kevin Sharpe, Laurence Campbell, Clay Mann, Yanick Paquette, Mike Norton, Alina Urusov, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Leonardo Manco, Kalman Andrasofszky, Mateus Santolouco, and Carlo Barberi. 448 pages.

Book #62 (3/03/13): X-Force vol. 3: Not Forgotten, by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost. Art by Clayton Crain, Mike Choi, and Sonia Oback. 152 pages.

Book #62 (3/03/13): X-Force vol. 3: Not Forgotten, by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost. Art by Clayton Crain, Mike Choi, and Sonia Oback. 152 pages.

Book #61 (3/02/13): X-Force vol. 2: Old Ghosts, by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost. Art by Mike Choi, Sonia Oback, Alina Urusov, and Clayton Crain. 120 pages.

Book #61 (3/02/13): X-Force vol. 2: Old Ghosts, by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost. Art by Mike Choi, Sonia Oback, Alina Urusov, and Clayton Crain. 120 pages.

Book #60 (3/01/13): X-Force vol.1: Angels and Demons, Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost. Art by Clayton Crain. 144 pages. 

Book #60 (3/01/13): X-Force vol.1: Angels and Demons, Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost. Art by Clayton Crain. 144 pages. 

February Spotlight
The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, by Justin Jordan. Art by Tradd Moore. 
Guys. Guys read this. I desperately want this book to blow up and be a household name. It’s layered without feeling like it’s hiding something, smart without feeling pretentious. Jordan and Moore are a stellar team up, and I kinda wish I knew these folks in real life. 
There are moments when you read books that have a freakish realism that surprises you. This is one of those moments. The book is so violent, so insane, and yet they peg high school insecurity and familial love so perfectly. It’s not the anger and the blood you get lost in. It’s the relationships between Luther and the people he loves. 
READ THIS BOOK. THEN GO THANK THESE GUYS.

February Spotlight

The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, by Justin Jordan. Art by Tradd Moore. 

Guys. Guys read this. I desperately want this book to blow up and be a household name. It’s layered without feeling like it’s hiding something, smart without feeling pretentious. Jordan and Moore are a stellar team up, and I kinda wish I knew these folks in real life. 

There are moments when you read books that have a freakish realism that surprises you. This is one of those moments. The book is so violent, so insane, and yet they peg high school insecurity and familial love so perfectly. It’s not the anger and the blood you get lost in. It’s the relationships between Luther and the people he loves. 

READ THIS BOOK. THEN GO THANK THESE GUYS.

Book #59 (2/28/13): Batman: Earth One, by Geoff Johns. Art by Gary Frank. 144 pages. 

Book #59 (2/28/13): Batman: Earth One, by Geoff Johns. Art by Gary Frank. 144 pages. 

Book #58 (2/27/13): Deadpool: All In The Family, by Cullen Bunn, Mary HK Choi, James Asmus, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Duane Swierczynski. Art by Dominike Stanton, Irene Strychalski, Darnell Johnson, Liam Sharpe, Paco Medina, and Leandro Fernandez. 120 pages.

Book #58 (2/27/13): Deadpool: All In The Family, by Cullen Bunn, Mary HK Choi, James Asmus, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Duane Swierczynski. Art by Dominike Stanton, Irene Strychalski, Darnell Johnson, Liam Sharpe, Paco Medina, and Leandro Fernandez. 120 pages.

Book #57 (2/26/13): X-Men: Second Coming, by Mike Carey, Craig Kyle, Chris Yost, Matt Fraction, and Zeb Wells. Art by Stuart Immonen, David Finch, Terry Dodson, Ibraim Roberson, Lan Medina, Nathan Fox, Greg Land, Mike Choi, and Esad Ribic. 392 pages.
Screw this book. I love it…but…ugh so many Cable feels.

Book #57 (2/26/13): X-Men: Second Coming, by Mike Carey, Craig Kyle, Chris Yost, Matt Fraction, and Zeb Wells. Art by Stuart Immonen, David Finch, Terry Dodson, Ibraim Roberson, Lan Medina, Nathan Fox, Greg Land, Mike Choi, and Esad Ribic. 392 pages.

Screw this book. I love it…but…ugh so many Cable feels.

God I suck at keeping this updated. I got really far behind, and I’ve been trying to catch up, but I’ve slacked on posting. Flood of books coming!

I’m sticking to the no reviews idea. 90% of what I read, I enjoy, and I’ll let you know if I didn’t. It’s just easier to do quick posts. 

I WILL post reviews for ones I desperately loved, or I think more people should know about. I think I’d like to do a monthly spotlight, just saying which my favorite book of each month is. 

Since January is already over, I’ll just post that one here.

January spotlight: 

Y:The Last Man vol. 5

Yorick is such a wonderful character, and his story was so beautiful. Really, all of the characters were nuanced, and fantastically created, I cried like a baby reading this book, and it cemented my love of Vaughan as a writer. He made me feel as if I was leaving friends behind, and I missed them for weeks afterwards.